RE: Font choices

Subject: RE: Font choices
From: David Neeley <dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2010 10:58:41 +0200


In my opinion, courier is a terrible choice for code samples--too much
confusion between similar characters (lower case letter l and number
1, capital letter O and zero, for instance).

There are many newer choices that are actually designed for this sort
of thing. Consolas, for example, seems far superior. You should be
able to download it at


On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 09:00, <techwr-l-request -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> wrote:
> From: "Chantel Brathwaite" <brathwaitec -at- castupgrade -dot- com>
> To: <suzchiles -at- gmail -dot- com>, "'Roberta Hennessey'" <rahennessey -at- gmail -dot- com>
> Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 16:05:44 -0500
> Subject: RE: Font choices
> I agree with Suzanne - different fonts can be confusing, plus not everyone
> is able to differentiate between two different fonts with ease. I use either
> bold or italics to differentiate between what is required and what is
> optional.  I use courier or some other type of monospaced font for code so
> it is easy for people to see if spaces are present. For example, I might use
> courier for the entire line of code and apply italics only to the parts that
> are optional.
> Chantel

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